This year's Granite Expo is proud to feature over 120 stands
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The competition for the best stand on the day at EXPO 2015 was judged by Gary Craig of Aberdeen Inspired. The award was won by Aberdeen Chiropractic Clinic, with Inverurie’s Fennel Media in second place, and Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier in third place..


Granite EXPO is a unique event which acts as a showcase for businesses of all sizes, and from all industry sectors across the North East of Scotland, providing them with a platform to exhibit, network and cross-sell to both fellow exhibitors and visitors.

Each year we invite a key business figure to officially open the event and this year we are delighted to have Damian Bates – Editor in Chief of Aberdeen Journals and Visiting Professor at Robert Gordon University

You can take part in Granite EXPO 2016 as an exhibitor, seminar provider and/or sponsor.

For more information please contact event organisers Business Plus Scotland on 01651 891374 or email

Granite EXPO comprises:

  • An exhibition for at least 100 companies
  • A networking breakfast for exhibitors
  • A programme of business-related seminars
  • A “Quiet Zone” /networking café, where people can meet with prospective clients, or work online
  • Special rates for start-up businesses and those less than 3 years old
  • Awards for Best Stand and Best Networker
  • And our now famous prize draw, which always has some amazing prizes and is open to exhibitors and visitors, which is drawn at the end of the event at 4.30 pm.

With thanks to the following companies for supporting and sponsoring the Prize Draw, Networking Café, Exhibitor’s Breakfast and Seminar Programme

Prize draw sponsors


08.00 Exhibitors Networking Breakfast (open to EXPO standholders only)

Sponsored by Granite PR, Hilton Hotels and Orchid Aberdeen
09.00 Welcome from:
  • Brett Jackson Granite PR
  • Lord Provost of Aberdeen – George Adams
  • Provost of Aberdeenshire – Hamish Vernal
  • Federation of Small Businesses – Andy Willox OBE
  • Official Bank Partner – Stuart Brown Barclay’s Bank
09.30 Official opening
Damian Bates – Editor in Chief Aberdeen Journals Ltd and Visiting Professor – Robert Gordon University
10.00 Seminar (Pine Suite) — "Rubislaw Quarry - A Unique & Iconic Legacy to the Granite City"
Hugh Black, Rubislaw Quarry
Hear about how one of our city's most famous landmarks, neglected for almost 50 years, will once again make a considerable contribution to the city and its future.
10.00 Larch Suite - "One to One - Ask The Expert with Carolyn Maniukiewicz of Ideas in Partnership"
10.15 Rowan Suite - "The Not for Landfill Campaign - Stuart Youngson"
“Saving The Planet, One Bin At A Time”. Stuart Youngson, Campaign Manager of The Not-for-Landfill Campaign is on a mission. Hear how local companies are reducing their costs, supporting local charities and improving their green credentials, for free.
11.00 Pine Suite - Orchid Aberdeen - Nick Gordon
Mixing it Up – the art of the Mixologist
11.15 Rowan Suite - SureVoIP - Gavin Henry
"Realising and accepting that you may just be an entrepreneur" Gavin Henry, managing director of SureVoIP, will guide you through his 30-year journey spanning various events, decisions and "lucky chances" that have helped shape his path to running his own successful business.
11.15 Larch Suite - One to One - Ask The Expert with
Stuart Brown of Barclays Bank
12.00 Pine Suite Robert Gordon University - Yvonne Cook
“RGU Talent Exchange – Open for Business: Talent Exchange provides an opportunity to access the skills and knowledge of RGU students in ways that are tailored to business needs. You can benefit from new talent and a fresh perspective to help your business grow, through flexible solutions to working together, including one-off challenges, short-term projects, or a placement in your business.
12.15 Rowan Suite - “Why Women Are Better Networkers Than Men” - Aberdeen Business Network Andrew Smith
Award-winning Andrew Smith of Aberdeen Business Network (ABN) will help make your networking more effective by sharing his three-stage plan for networking success. Networkers of all abilities are welcome to help increase their knowledge and confidence in using this vital business tool
4:30 Grand Business Card Draw
5pm Close of Exhibition


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Seminar Schedule

Pine Suite

10.00 – 10.45 "Rubislaw Quarry - A Unique & Iconic Legacy to the Granite City" Hugh Black
Rubislaw Quarry
11. 00 – 11.45 "Mixing it Up – the art of the Mixologist" Nick Gordon
Orchid Aberdeen
12.00 – 12.45 "RGU Talent Exchange – Open for Business" Yvonne Cook
Robert Gordon University

Rowan Suite

10.00—10.45 "Saving The Planet, One Bin At A Time" Stuart Youngson
The Not for Landfill Campaign
11.00—11.45 "Realising and accepting that you may just be an entrepreneur" Gavin Henry
12:15 "Why Women Are Better Networkers Than Men!" Andrew Smith
Aberdeen Business Network

Video Clips from Previous Expos

Aberdeen Inspired Granite Expo 2013


Small businesses turn out in force for Granite Expo

STV News

Granite Expo 2011

GranitePr's channel

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161 Springfield Rd
AB15 7AQ

Open 9:30am — 4:30pm

If the hotel car park is full, please try streets near the hotel, such as Springfield Gardens, Viewfield Gardens or Viewfield Crescent — there are no parking meters on these roads.